If you run, own or manage a restaurant, it’s only normal that you will want to protect it. One way you can do this is through the prevention of fires in your restaurant. In this blog post we share various ways that you can prevent fires in your restaurant, to protect your business, you staff and your customers.
As someone that works in a restaurant, you will know the basic fire safety requirements and the measures that you can take to avoid a fire. However, it’s important that your team know these basic fire safety requirements too. You need to ensure that your employees are aware of the protocol while working in your restaurant, and that they are following it too.
Fire alarm systems are an essential way of preventing injuries or fatalities from fires in the restaurant. In the case of an emergency, every second counts. A restaurant fire alarm system is designed to alert your customers and staff of a fire as soon as it occurs. This will then give them enough time to exit the restaurant safely.
It’s important that fire doors within and surrounding the property are closed too. Make sure that your employees are aware of the importance of fire doors. They also need to know why hallways need to be kept clear. In addition, why fire doors must not be propped open. If a fire door is left open, a restaurant fire can quickly get out of hand. If corridors to fire exits are left untidy or with trip hazards, safe exit is not possible. This means that serious injuries could occur.
While you may be feeling confident that your restaurant has all the relevant fire safety equipment to prevent a fire, is it in good working order? There is no use having a fire alarm if the batteries have run out. The same goes for a fire extinguisher that is damaged or out of date. In addition, the fire safety equipment to prevent a fire in the restaurant needs to be in the right place. If a fire was to occur, you don’t want to be hunting around for the extinguisher. Alternatively, you don’t want to find out the fire alarm is faulty.
These are all things our restaurant fire safety specialists can check, repair, maintain or replace if required. To find out more about our fire safety services for restaurants, call our team now.